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Edwards: Limit Frivolous Lawsuits
Associated Press ^ | Sep 24 | JOAN LOWY

Posted on 09/24/2007 1:46:52 PM PDT by george76

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who made his fortune as a trial lawyer, says attorneys should have to show their medical malpractice cases have merit before filing them.

He also said attorneys with a history of frivolous suits should be barred from filing new cases.

Edwards' proposal is similar to "certificates of merit" laws that have been adopted in several states in recent years. Those laws usually require that an independent doctor assert the validity of a malpractice case before it is filed.

Speaking Monday at a health care forum hosted by Families USA and the Kaiser Foundation, Edwards also said that while reducing malpractice lawsuits, as many have advocated, is a good idea, it won't significantly affect health care costs.

"I do want to push back some on what I think is mostly insurance company-driven hysteria because I think the reality is that the cost associated with legal cases is well under 1 percent of our legal system,"

Edwards has received about $7 million, or one third of his total fundraising, from donors who identify themselves as attorneys or lawyers.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; chutzpah; democratparty; democrats; edwards; electionpresident; elections; johnedwards
One can tell when he lies : his lips move.

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1 posted on 09/24/2007 1:46:53 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This chick’s got some set of balls on her.


2 posted on 09/24/2007 1:47:52 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: george76

Scrappleface?


3 posted on 09/24/2007 1:47:57 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: george76
Oh sure, now that he's made his money. ;)
4 posted on 09/24/2007 1:48:58 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: george76

What a clueless fool.


5 posted on 09/24/2007 1:49:09 PM PDT by rottndog (Rum and Coke, please.)
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To: george76
I remember Dan Quayle taking this on too.

With Edwards, the lawyers will wink and then laugh.

6 posted on 09/24/2007 1:49:31 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: george76

Give him credit, he’s got his.


7 posted on 09/24/2007 1:49:50 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: george76

That’s like Rosie O’Donnell telling people to cut back on deserts.


8 posted on 09/24/2007 1:50:14 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: george76

John Edwards is SUCH a trial lawyer, too bad he’s not going to win his party’s nomination.

Me to Edwards: Stop frivolous haricuts, woman!


9 posted on 09/24/2007 1:53:36 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: george76
I had no idea he was a stand-up comedian.
10 posted on 09/24/2007 1:54:49 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: george76

Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.


11 posted on 09/24/2007 1:54:58 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: george76

The Silky Pony now wants to close the barn door...


12 posted on 09/24/2007 1:55:38 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: george76

Isn’t this kind of like a klansman telling someone not to be racist ?


13 posted on 09/24/2007 2:10:54 PM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sale - Cheap)
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To: Philistone

He does not want or intend to close the barn door. He may want to move it a few inches and give the impression that the door is almost closed. The animals will still move about in almost the same way. Some of the foulest animals may have to wiggle a little more, but they will still move in and out of the barn.


14 posted on 09/24/2007 2:15:58 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: george76

Next he’ll promise to stop lawyers from advertising on TV, soliciting clients from courthouse records and chasing ambulances.


15 posted on 09/24/2007 2:17:01 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution ? 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: george76

This is kinda like the person who gets his house in the forest and then supports laws restricting any more building there so as to preserve the pristine environment.


16 posted on 09/24/2007 2:19:58 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: george76
HA! HA! LOL! :)
17 posted on 09/24/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: businessprofessor

Actually, now that he has personally had made all the shyster money he’s gonna make, he may be sincere about closing the door.

It’s like all the LibTards here in the Bay Area: now that they are in, they want to close off any chance for anyone else to be able to afford to live here.


18 posted on 09/24/2007 2:21:53 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: joebuck

We see this all the time : NIMBY’s


19 posted on 09/24/2007 2:24:28 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76


20 posted on 09/24/2007 2:25:41 PM PDT by NautiNurse (McClatchy News report: Half the nation's families earn below the median family income)
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To: george76

Can’t make this stuff up.


21 posted on 09/24/2007 2:28:48 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: george76

reminds me of the baby t-shirt “Now that I’m safe, I’m pro choice”


22 posted on 09/24/2007 2:29:54 PM PDT by sappy
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To: joebuck
Speaking of houses, here is John Edwards house...


23 posted on 09/24/2007 2:30:00 PM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: TexasNative2000; potlatch

lol

Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.


24 posted on 09/24/2007 2:39:04 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: NautiNurse

that is one scary picture.


25 posted on 09/24/2007 2:40:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

26 posted on 09/24/2007 2:41:33 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: george76
He also said attorneys with a history of frivolous suits should be barred from filing new cases.

Hey slick GIVE BACK ALL THE MONEY YOU MADE WITH THOSE BOGUS BIRTH INJURY CASES.
27 posted on 09/24/2007 2:42:23 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: #1CTYankee

next : limits on house sizes


28 posted on 09/24/2007 2:45:30 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZTB62AaH-4


29 posted on 09/24/2007 2:48:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave

8-)

Hillary Clinton: The Cackle that Killed 1,000 Ears


30 posted on 09/24/2007 2:53:25 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Those laws usually require that an independent doctor assert the validity of a malpractice case before it is filed.

How is this different from the plaintiff in the suit having a doctor testify for them in current malpractice suits.

There are no shortage doctors willing to testify in lawsuits.

This is a fake limitation on lawsuits. It does nothing but give politicians something to point at and say they did something, while doing nothing.

31 posted on 09/24/2007 4:50:39 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: george76; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

32 posted on 09/24/2007 5:26:17 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: devolve; george76; Lady Jag

Lady Jag often calls me ‘pot’, but I am ‘Ms.pot’ and I get to call the kettle black, lol!


33 posted on 09/24/2007 6:15:29 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

lol

I learn new stuff every day.


34 posted on 09/24/2007 7:02:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Lol, don’t know what ‘new’ you learned, but it’s funny!


35 posted on 09/24/2007 7:09:09 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

not much funny; just :

Lady Jag often calls me ‘pot’, but I am ‘Ms.pot’ and I get to call the kettle black...


36 posted on 09/24/2007 7:49:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"Hillary Clinton: The Cackle that Killed 1,000 Ears"


LOL!

Count me in! That makes 1002. ;o)

37 posted on 09/24/2007 9:46:25 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: PhilDragoo

You captured him perfectly!


38 posted on 09/24/2007 9:48:32 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: george76

Edwards pushing tort reform is like letting Hitler run the Anti-Defamation League.


39 posted on 09/25/2007 11:17:19 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: george76

Translation;

‘Now that I made my money off of this scam, ya’ll just gotta find your own way....”

Whats really surprising is he didn’t trot his bull moose ‘wife’ out to say this.


40 posted on 09/25/2007 11:19:07 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: george76
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who made his fortune as a trial lawyer, says attorneys should have to show their medical malpractice cases have merit before filing them.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Silky Pony 'pull himself up by his bootstraps' by suing the pants off folks with medical malpractice and other suits? I guess now that he's made himself wealthy beyond the imagination of many, it's time to put the brakes on this sort of thing.

He also said attorneys with a history of frivolous suits should be barred from filing new cases.

Won't he have to start with himself?...

41 posted on 09/25/2007 11:51:56 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Finally catching up with posting...)
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To: joebuck
This is kinda like the person who gets his house in the forest and then supports laws restricting any more building there so as to preserve the pristine environment.

IE, a modern liberal.

I call 'em redwood deck environmentalists.

42 posted on 09/25/2007 11:53:58 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: george76
next : limits on house sizes

Edwards has already proposed this. He wants to take away the mortgage interest deduction if your house is "too big".

You know that this won't affect him. Libs NEVER impose laws on everyone else that they have to comply with.

43 posted on 09/25/2007 11:55:44 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: george76

Same for Global Warming. Should be some kind of minimal test of both the case and the witnesses. Well, there is, but seems like they don’t use it all the time.


44 posted on 09/25/2007 11:58:17 AM PDT by RightWhale (25 degrees today. Phase state change accomplished.)
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To: george76

“Edwards: Limit Frivolous Lawsuits”

Tramslation:
Edwards: I’ve made my millions as a parasitic lawyer.
Now make me President of the USA and I’ll promise (ha-ha!!!) to
pull up the rescue ladder on my fellow blood-suckers!!!

I’ve got to give Edwards credit.
He’s probably done a good job of gauging the stupidity of a lot of voters.


45 posted on 09/25/2007 12:01:44 PM PDT by VOA
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To: MrB

Edwards promised us that Christopher Reeves would walk if Kerry was elected. Will he bring back Elvis if he is elected?

SCUM!


46 posted on 09/25/2007 12:04:02 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: george76
Back during the 2004 campaign, I loved it when GWB said in a speech somewhere (paraphrasing) that frivolous lawsuits were out out of control, so what do the Democrats do? They put a lawyer on the ticket.

Priceless!

47 posted on 09/25/2007 12:20:08 PM PDT by libs_kma (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: libs_kma

Insurance Carriers in Malpractice are bounding their fists on sheet rock as we post.


48 posted on 09/25/2007 12:23:29 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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